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The Chief Marshal 

The Class Marshals 

Candidates for The Masters Degree 

Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree 

Instructors of The College 

Assistant Professors of The College 

Associate Professors of The College 

Professors of The College 

Professors Emeriti 

The Graduate Faculty 

The Presidential Party 

The Significance of The Academic Mace 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah 
State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the 
power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff 
which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial 
character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enter- 
prises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany 
wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. 
Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built 
the Mace Stand. 

The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") 



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PRELUDE: "Prelude and Fugue in G Major" Bach 

Willie G. Tucker, Organist 

•ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn 

Willie G.Tucker 

•♦INVOCATION The Reverend William E. McTier 

Pastor, White Bluff United Methodist Church, Savannah, Georgia 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES WendellG. Rayburn 

President, Savannah State College 

SELECTION: "I'mGoin' toSing" Shaw-Parker 

The Savannah State College Concert Choir 

Willie E. Jackson, Director 

Randy Duncan, Accompanist 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G. Rayburn 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS William A. Butts 

Director, Postsecondary Relations Staff, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 

SELECTION : "0' Clap Your Hands" Ralph V. Williams 

The Savannah State College Concert Choir 

PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Wendell G. Rayburn 

Assisted by Charles J. Elmore, Assistant to the President 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes 

Vice President of Academic Affairs 

CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn 

Assisted by Alvin Collins, Acting Registrar 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: 

School of Business Dean Leo G. Parrish 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ja A. Jahannes 

School of Sciences and Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn 

Assisted by the Academica Deans and the Acting Registrar 

CLASS SONG Class of 1984 

ALUMNI INDUCTION , Roy L. Jackson 

President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association 

PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven 

Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. 

PRESENTATION OF A.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Captain Arnet J. Whorley 

Officer in Charge, Savannah State/Armstrong State A.R.O.T.C 

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE 

N.R.O.T.C Commander John Slaven 

A.R.O.T.C Captain Arnet J. Whorley 

PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS 

"Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Samuel A. Williams 

Savannah State College Minister 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

BENEDICTION The Reverend William E. McTier 

THREE-FOLD AMEN 

••♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar 

Willie G. Tucker, Organist 

•The audience is requested to remain seated 
••The audience is requested to stand 
•••The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited 



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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Akabuogu, Ferdinand Sonni University of Southwestern Louisiana 

Edgar, Mark Patton Tulane University 

Franklin, Jeffrey Paul Louisiana Technical University 

Green, Ronald Wayne College of Charleston 

Jones, Ruby D Savannah State College 

Malick, Ray Cyrus — Armstrong State College 

! Sweeny, Diane Theresa University of North Carolina 

Baccalaureate Segma (Hanizrrzb 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

Accounting 

Bakrin, Alade Zacariah Ilorin, Nigeria 

IBoatright, Richard, Jr Metter, Georgia 

Bramblett, Charles Donald Vidalia, Georgia 

Frankenhauser, Nancy E Louisville, Kentucky 

♦Gibson, Erastus, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Johnson, Byron Vernon Savannah, Georgia 

•Jones, Sheila Rena Savannah, Georgia 

Morton, William Charles Washington, D.C. 

**Nash, Sandra Mackey Gadsden, Alabama 

Osgood, Carolyn Lizette Savannah, Georgia 

Reisman, Marie Victoria Tokyo, Japan 

Robinson, Cynthia Michelle Savannah, Georgia 

Turner, Matthew Augusta, Georgia 

Williams, Ella L Savannah, Georgia 

Wilson, Clyde Edwin Macon, Georgia 

General Business Administration 

Aiken, Ann Denise Savannah, Georgia 

Barnes, Wanda Patrice Savannah, Georgia 

Cooper, Edwin David Savannah, Georgia 

Gordon, Larry J Savannah, Georgia 

Martin, Deborah Cecilia Waycross, Georgia 

Price, James E Savannah, Georgia 

Royal, Gloria A Millen, Georgia 

Simmons, Linda Faye Cannon Bluff, Georgia 

Wilder, Gail Lavern Savannah, Georgia 

! Wright, Brenda Lee Louisville, Georgia 



! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude 



Finance and Banking 

Kukelhan, Scott Alan Decatur, Indiana 

Sheppard, Josey M., Jr Savannah, Georgia 

•Williams, Janice Foote Savannah, Georgia 

Marketing 

Lumpkin, Terryll Louise Ft. Stewart, Georgia 

Milton, Matilda Margie Anne Savannah, Georgia 

Myers, Donald Justin, Jr Forrest, Mississippi 

O'Connor, Michael Francis Savannah, Georgia 

*Shaw, Richard Morrison Rock Hill, South Carolina 

Shey, Jennifer Gregory Milf ord, Delaware 

Management 

Corey, Randall A Savannah, Georgia 

Davis, Patricia Corine Savannah, Georgia 

** ! DeLoach, Barbara A. Hardeeville, South Carolina 

Ferguson, Janice Vanessa Savannah, Georgia 

'Flynn, Ann Curran Savannah, Georgia 

Litchfield, Denise Watson Savannah, Georgia 

Smoak, Roy W., Jr Tifton, Georgia 

Steele, Don L Okemah, Oklahoma 

Swain, Charles 0., Jr Atlanta, Georgia 

*Vann, Paul David Conway, South Carolina 



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Marketing and Management 

Foster, Bryan Keith Atlanta, Georgia 

Gordon, Michelle G Savannah, Georgia 

Information Systems 

Chavis, George Robbie III . Long Island, New York 

**Davis, James M Hazelhurst, Georgia 

*** IKirven, John I Statesboro, Georgia 

Rooks, Hilda Floretta Baxley, Georgia 

Shavers, Donald Fitzgerald, Georgia 

Office Administration 

Hudson, Diane Grant Savannah, Georgia 

Youmans, Barbara Ann Claxton, Georgia 

Zanders, Monica Michelle Vienna, Georgia 



! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude 



Accounting and Information Systems 

**Dotson, James T Cusseta, Georgia 

***Williams, C. Rosemary Riverside, California 

Associate/Secretarial Science 

Hennessy, Karen Jeanette Columbia, South Carolina 

Owens, Annie J Quitman, Georgia 



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SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 



English Language and Literature 

Smith, Linda Marie Savannah, Georgia 

Williamson, Beatrice Douglas, Georgia 

Mass Communications 

Jackson, Margaret Hart Savannah, Georgia 

Jones, Vele Keyta Youmans Savannah, Georgia 

Miller, Renae Manetta Savannah, Georgia 

Moore, LaVon Rene Savannah, Georgia 

Criminal Justice 

Dinkins, Edith Lorrane Savannah, Georgia 

Grant, Jennifer Denise Savannah, Georgia 

Hagan, Brenda F Claxton, Georgia 

Hardy, Janice Denise Augusta, Georgia 

Jackson, Karen Savannah, Georgia 

Merritt, Kenneth Alan Ft. Knox, Kentucky 

Wedlock, Bobby Mitchell Winchester, Virginia 

♦Williams, Roy L Jackson, Tennessee 

History 

! Westgate, Elizabeth Morgan Savannah, Georgia 

Political Science 

Orr, Marion E Savannah, Georgia 

Social Work 
Frazier, Barbara Sanders Savannah, Georgia 



! In Absentia ***SummaCumLaude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude 



SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 



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Biology 

Devillers, Carolyn Evett Richmond Hill, Georgia 

Graham, Marsha Elaine Savannah, Georgia 

Grayson, Cathy Jean Clarence, Louisiana 

Hart, Karen Michele Savannah, Georgia 

*Rumley, Richard Ezell II Baulmholder, Germany 

ISanders, Jethro, Jr Vidalia, Georgia 

Taylor, Sonya Lynn Savannah, Georgia 

Thomas, Bonnita Angelia Elberton, Georgia 

Tippins, Felicia Latrell Savannah, Georgia 

Williams, Rita M Savannah, Georgia 

Chemistry 

Mathis, Milton Douglas Savannah, Georgia 

* IParker, Alonzo, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Smith, Rehette Maria Savannah, Georgia 

Mathematics 

*Anthony, Eric D'Mont Newport News, Virginia 

Bettis. Sybil Yvette Columbus, Georgia 

Bing, ReGale Tennassia Walterboro, South Carolina 

Boazmn, Darrell J Lagrange, Georgia 

Darden, Willard Terence Longdale, Alabama 

Driskell, Vanessa Gale Milledgeville, Georgia 

*Emerson, Regina Savannah, Georgia 

**Jivens, Bruce Nathaniel Savannah, Georgia 

Medical Technology 

Clowers, Lisa Ann Macon, Georgia 

Civil Engineering Technology 

Alexander, Sylvester Savannah, Georgia 

Allen, Irving T Newark, New Jersey 

Ayesu, Ernest Odame Sunyani, Ghana 

Brown, Linda Herkenhoff Duluth, Minnesota 

Hashemi, Seyed Mehdi » Abadam, Iran 

Muirhead, John Thomas Ammityville, New Jersey 

Washington, Sandra Venita Dublin, Georgia 

Yadegar, Ninoos Z Tehran, Iran 

IZombalan Victory Orshan Tehran, Iran 



! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude 



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Electronic Engineering Technology 

Al-Hmoud, Abdullah Abass Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Al-Kahtani, Mesfer Moshabbeb Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Al-Marhoun, Abdullah Abdulmohsen Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Al-Maskin, Fouad Naji Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Al-Said, Ali Salman Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

Coney, David Stanley Savannah, Georgia 

Ezeugwu, Bernard M Nsukka, Nigeria 

Ferrebee, Willie Christopher Savannah, Georgia 

Jones, Forrest Kaylof Montgomery, Alabama 

! Martin, Miles Ludowici, Georgia 

Miller, Ralph Savannah, Georgia 

Mincey, Douglas Claxton, Georgia 

Slay, Morgan L Jeffersonville, Georgia 

ITilson, Nathaniel Collin, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Willis, TimS Valdosta, Georgia 

Mechanical Engineering Technology 

Bullock, Kennard Eben Neptune, New Jersey 

**McLin, Jerome Sparta, Georgia 

Onigbinde, Ayoade Michael Olalemi Bukuru, Nigeria 

Textile and Clothing 

IBurke, B'Rinda J.* Metter, Georgia 

King, Yvonne Deloris Jacksonville, Florida 

Dietetics and Institutional Management 

Williams, Clarence, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Mechanical Technology (Associate) 

Clayton, Paul L. Ill Savannah, Georgia 

Electronic Technology (Associate) 

LaRose, Willis D Madera, California 

**!Nesmith, William Joshua, Jr Sylvania, Georgia 

'.Humphries, David Edward — Savannah, Georgia 



Drafting and Design Technology (Associate) 

Olliff , Larry B Savannah, Georgia 



NOTE: Appearance of a name in any list in this program must not be considered as con- 
clusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular 
degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree in- 
dicated. 



! In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *CumLaude 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 

To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

Refrain 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 
Where grassy plains and palms abound, 
Where the fiow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 
We adore each beauteous scene and hail, 

Our all we pledge to Thee ! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C, 

-J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1984 Summer School ..-,. June 18 - August 7 

1984 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 17 

Upperclassmen, September 21 



Immediately following the ceremonies, a reception will be held for graduates and 
parents on the Mezzanine. 



Bonor Okafcuatea 

June 10, 1984 

Summa Cum Laude 

(3.75-4.00) 

John I. Kirven 

C. Rosemary Williams 

Magna Cum Laude 

(3.40-3.74) 

James M. Davis Jerome McLin 

Barbara A. DeLoach Sandra Mackey Nash 

James T. Dotson William Joshu Nesmith, Jr. 
Nancy E. Frankenhauser Paul David Vann 

Bruce Nathaniel Jivens 

Cum Laude 

(3.00-3.39) 

Eric D'Mont Anthony Alonzo Parker, Jr. 

Linda Herkenhoff Brown Richard Ezell Rumley II 

Kennard Eben Bullock Richard Morris Shaw 

Regina Emerson Sonya Lynn Taylor 

Anne Curran Flynn Nathaniel Collin Tilson, Jr. 

Erastus Gibson, Jr. Janice Foote Williams 

Sheila Rena Jones Roy L. Williams 

Ralph Miller Beatrice Williamson 
John Thomas Muirhead 

Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society 

Regina Emerson 

Bruce Jivens 

Alonzo Parker, Jr. 

Sonya L. Taylor 

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society 

James Dotson Alonzo Parker, Jr. 

Regina Emerson Sonya L. Taylor 

Erastus Gibson Rosemary Williams 
Bruce Jivens 

Delta Sigma Pi International Fraternity 

Randall A. Corey 

Byron C. Hunter 

Byron V.Johnson 

Rose Marie Roberts 

Gweyn R. Simpson 

Barbara A. Youmans 

Tau Alpha Pi Honor Society 

Miles Martin 

Ralph G.Miller 

Nathaniel C. Tilson, Jr. 



USHERS 

N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen 



ACADEMIC COSTUMES 



Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to 
distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American 
colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to 
agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the 
hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shaped with a tassel 
hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was 
granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the 
black tassel is correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for 
the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open 
or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. 
The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or 
closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's 
gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, 
crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not 
only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood 
and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and 
half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn 
for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled 
to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or 
those especially prescribed for them by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume 
similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may v/ear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color 
associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Agriculture Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory - (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school 
colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.